Joyce Ann (Johnson) Johnston, Lawrenceburg, TN, a native of Siler City, North Carolina, passed away at St. Thomas/Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 after an extended illness.
Joyce was born May 31, 1943 in Siler City, North Carolina. She graduated from Jordan Matthews High School in Siler City, NC in 1961. After high school she joined the US Navy and was stationed at the US Naval Photographic Interpretation Center in Suitland, MD from 1962 to 1965. There she met and married James L. “Buzzy” Johnston of Lawrenceburg, TN. After serving 4 years in the Navy she was employed as a long-distance operator with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company in Washington, D.C. In 1973 she moved with her husband to Lawrenceburg, TN. There she was employed for several years as an assistant manager at Kmart.
Joyce was preceded in death by her father Fred Walsie Johnson and mother Allene Louise (Lopossay) Johnson of Siler City, NC, infant sister Edna Earlene Johnson, sister Mary Margaret Johnson, two brothers, Robert and James Johnson all of Siler City, NC.
She is survived by one daughter, Margaret Louise (Marty) Johnston of Lawrenceburg, TN, two sons, Joseph (Joey) Johnston of Nashville and David Johnston (Jessica), granddaughter Bailey-Ann Johnston, granddaughter Brianna Edwards and grandson Bryce Edwards all of Murfreesboro, TN and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, February 6, 2021, with Marty Frakes officiating. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN with full military honors.
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